The YMCA, It's not just kid Stuff

Planned Giving

The Heritage Club

Leave the legacy of a better tomorrow.

In a world in which so much changes so quickly, the work of the Y makes a lasting impact. Guided by our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, the Y is in touch with our communities changing needs and has proudly served the people of the Greater La Crosse Area for more than a century. 


YMCA Heritage Club members are friends of the Y who are committed to strengthening our community for years to come. The Y Heritage Club is designed to allow donors to make long-term gifts, providing the YMCA with a stable financial base with greater growth potential. This ensures our programs, traditions, and mission will continue on for years and generations to come.


Becoming a member of our Heritage Club involves making a commitment, which now, or in the future, will subsidize and diversify financial resources and help fund the future of the Greater La Crosse community. Anyone can become a member of our Heritage Club by simply making a planned gift or donating a current gift to our endowment fund! 


Here's how you can support the Y for generations to come and how you can benefit from your donation.

Outright Gifts of Cash: A charitable income tax distribution and the satisfaction of a gift of immediate impact to the Y.

Bequests: Full control of your assets during your lifetime and a donation that is fully exempt of estate tax.

Charitable Gift Annuity: A guaranteed income for life, current future savings on income taxes, and possible reduction or elimination of estate tax.

Appreciated Assets: A charitable income tax deduction, no capital gains tax on the sale of the asset, and immediate impact to the Y.

Life Insurance: Current and potential future charitable income tax deductions and immediate impact to the Y.




For more information, please contact:

the Executive Director or the Director of Mission Advancement